A scarf is the perfect first project to dip your toe into crochet!
A scarf is a great way to learn all the basics of crochet whilst making a cosy accessory that you can wear with pride all winter long 🧣
Don’t know how to crochet? No worries! We will help you become a crochet wizard in no time. Just grab your hook, yarn and follow along to make the perfect crochet scarf.
Choose Your Yarn
The type of yarn you pick for your scarf can have a big impact on how it looks and feels.
Picking out yarn is one of our favourite parts of starting a new project. You have the opportunity to pick a fibre as well as colour palette that fits your vibe! Feeling bold? Why not go for something bright and chunky. Feeling like you want to be a little more luxurious? How about mohair! Feeling like you want to be more casual and cosy? How about navy or beige. The world is your oyster with this crochet scarf 💕
💡Tips for picking out your yarn fibre:
- For those who are looking to create a scarf to keep it warm and cosy during the winter months, natural fibres such as cashmere, alpaca, merino wool, mohair, or cotton are the perfect choice.
- For those who are wanting a heavier duty scarf perfect for the rough and tumble of winter sports, a yarn with some polyester or acrylic is a great choice.
Our Merino wool is the perfect choice for those wanting to crochet a chunky and cosy scarf to bundle up in. For those feeling a little more lavish, our Chunky Mohair is the perfect yarn to add a little extra luxe to your winter wardrobe.
Select your Hook Size
What hook size you use will determine how large your stitches will be.
A 6.5mm hook will create a much smaller stitch than a 10mm hook. What size hook you use is totally up to you.
💡Our crochet kits come with the options of adding in the correct size hook for the pattern you're making. New to crochet and feeling a little overwhelmed? Why not try out the Bonnie Crochet Scarf kit.
Determine your Gauge
Now that you’ve picked your perfect yarn and hook, it’s time to determine your gauge!
To measure your gauge, simply crochet a 10cmx10cm square with the hook and yarn you plan to use for your project.
Count the number of stitches and rows in the square so that you can accurately calculate how many chains you will need before starting your scarf.
💡 Using a crochet kit means that you have the right size hook, correct amount of yarn and easy to follow instructions that will help you create the perfect crochet scarf. We’ve taken all the guesswork out of it so you can start your project with confidence!
Start your Chain
The chain is the foundation for your crochet scarf. To start, you’ll need to make a slip knot and make your chain from there.
Time to Crochet!
Woohoo! It’s time to get that hook to work!
You're almost at the end! 🍷
To fasten off your scarf, you’re going to slip your hook out of your loop, you’re going to grab a pair of scissors and cut the yarn that is attached to the ball, leaving enough yarn to thread into your scarf.
You’re then going to thread that tail through the loop to create a knot. Give it a tug to secure it.
Congratulations! You’ve made it to the end 💪
It’s time to sew in your loose ends and block your fabric so it will hold its shape when you start to wear it.
Sew in any loose ends to your work for a seamless finish. You can do this using a darning needle or your crochet hook.
To block your work simply let it soak in warm, soapy water (ensure detergent used is yarn-friendly!) for at least thirty minutes then dry it flat.
And just like that, You’re done! Time to show off your new hand-made crochet scarf, you’ve earned it 💪🧶
Remember learning a new skill can be a little challenging at first, and you’re bound to find yourself making some mistakes along the way. But as with learning anything, your brain and your hands slowly start to get the hang of it, muscle memory is created, and soon the thing you found tricky/daunting/scary is like second nature!